List of Star Wars planets (W-Z)
Wayland first appeared in
Timothy Zahn's " Heir to the Empire" novel. The planet was home to the Emperor's Mount Tantissstorehouse, which contained a cloaking deviceand cloningchambers that Grand Admiral Thrawnused in his war against the New Republic. Wayland was also home to the insane clone of the Jedi Master Joruus C'Baoth. The Mount Tantiss storehouse was eventually destroyed and C'Baoth killed.
Wayland is the homeworld for the Psadan and the
Myneirshi. Timothy Zahn, " Heir to the Empire", Book 1 of " The Thrawn Trilogy" (1992). ISBN 0-553-08574-3]
Wilipiet is a planet with a
Rebel Alliancedepot during the times of the Galactic Empire.
Woteba is in the Utegetu Nebula at the edge of
Killikterritory. It was discovered when the Millennium Falconis forced to land there to fix a mysteriously damaged coolant line.
Originally planning to give the planet to the homeless
Ithorians, they are forced to give it to the Killiks to prevent them going to war with the Chiss. The Hapan fleet helped the Qoribu nests move to Woteba.
A year later Han, Luke, Mara, and
Leiaare called back to Woteba by UnuThul. They find the world devastated by a mysterious plague known as the Fizz. Because the Killiks blame this disease on the Jedi, Han and Luke stay behind to find the cause while Leia and Mara bring a sample to Ossus. They discover that it is an environmental defense agent used to protect against foreign material. The Killiks attempt to evacuate the system but are stopped.
Wroona is a small blue world in Wroona system, located on the far edge of the Inner Rim in the Rayter Sector. The planet's continents are separated by vast oceans, and their blue-sand beaches stretch for thousands of kilometers. The near-human inhabitants of Wroona, numbering over seven billion, are a blue-skinned species with a lighthearted and optimistic outlook on life. Their society emphasizes materialism and personal gain, and Wroonian merchants, smugglers, and pirates can be found throughout the galaxy pursuing their personal wealth. Their impulsive nature can be summed up by the ancient Wroonian folktale of Master Fate, a being who capriciously blows the winds wherever he pleases. Wroona is run by the Wroonian Guilds, groups that represent all the various trade organizations and businesses, and the planet's primary starport is located on the coast of its largest ocean. Animal life on the world includes Wroonian flycatchers, which hang from coastal cave ceilings by their tongues and swing down to catch their avian prey. The region of space known as Keller's Void acts as a shortcut between the Wroona and Calus systems.
Thousands of years ago, Wroona's civilization was centered around the
seafaringtrade. The inherent dangers of the sea helped contribute to Wroonians' fearless nature, and the unstable governments of the many coastal kingdoms also contributed to their distrust of authority. Wroona has long been a member of the Old Republic. Many years ago, a band of armored raiders utterly destroyed Wroona's spaceport and killed many, until stopped by the Jedi Knight Soonis. Later, during the rise of the Empire, the Imperials decided to take advantage of Wroona's tactical location. The Empire built a garrison on the surface, appointed an Imperial governor to run the trade guilds, and erected the Wroonian Stardock, a massive resupply and repair facility in close orbit, used only by capital ships too large to land on the planet. After the Battle of Endor, the Wroonians successfully revolted, deposing the Imperials in favor of the leadership of the Wroonian Guilds. Wroona remained independent from the New Republic, becoming a haven for smugglers and mercenaries.
Senator Chi Eekway and
Baron Papanoida, both seen briefly in "", are Wroonian.
Xa Fel is the capital world of Kanchen sector. It was a centerpiece of action during the Thrawn campaigns five years after the
Battle of Endor. It was owned by the Kuat Drive Yards company for a very long time, and this badly polluted the entire planet, such that it is a virtual wasteland now. Following the Thrawn campaigns, a few raids were made on the planet by the Invids pirate group, led by Leonia Taviraand her JensaaraiForce-sensitive allies.
Xagobah is a planet in Sluis Sector. Xagobah's surface is covered with enormous
mushrooms that can grow to be over 300 feet tall. Much of the actual surface is unexplored because of its harsh and often carnivorous ecosystem. The few inhabitants of the planet have created communities atop the giant mushrooms. Because of some unique gases in the atmosphere, Xagobah's skies have an orange tint during the day. This also affects the lighting of the planet. The further an object is from you, the darker it seems to be. Xagobah was the site of a major battle in the Clone Wars. It was also the home to one of the Techno Union's main factories.
Yag'Dhul was the site of a
Rogue Squadronorbiting base for training before the Battle of Thyferra. It was taken by the Yuuzhan Vongduring their invasion. It is the home planet of the skeletal Givinspecies, who are capable of surviving in a vacuum—this is because the planet is at the mercy of atmospheric tides which leave part of it exposed.
Yalara is a planet visited in whose planet was once harnessed by Jedi Master Broden Kel Verdox to power a cloaking device.
Darth Vaderfound the hidden planet and sent many Noghrito kill the native Yalarans that were guarding the device, and take their place. In Jedi Academy Jaden Korrdestroys the cloaking device which has fallen into the hands of the Disciples of Ragnos.
Yanna is a planet located in the Yapor System in the Colonies region of the galaxy. It is a commercial and trading hub along the important
Rimma Trade Routenear Fondor. It is inhabited the native Yannans, a reptilian humanoid race known for their cunning.
Yavin, seen in "", is an orange
gas giant. Its core is composed of metallic substances and pieces of carbonand metallic hydrogenthat form corusca gems. Although mining these gems is a promising venture, Yavin is mostly known for its moonof Yavin IV. The Super Star Destroyer "Knight Hammer" was destroyed here after it was diverted towards the planet's core after a collision with a rebel vessel. It is rumoured that the sith Darth Maul was from this region.
In the Expanded Universe, Yavin has four other habitable moons.
Yavin IV is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the "
Star Wars" universe. [Simon Beecroft, Kerrie Dougherty, James Luceno, and Kristin Lund, "Planet Profiles: Yavin 4," "The Complete Locations of Star Wars: Inside the Worlds of the Entire Star Wars Saga" (DK, 2005), [http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0756614198/qid=1217979960/ref=sib_books_pg?ie=UTF8&keywords=Bespin&p=S00I&checkSum=cL%252FZ9zpa3fp4754LB9W7Vyq9%252B1OxyQiKfs3hTPcA2Hs%253D 13] .] It was home to the Rebel Alliance's main military base in "".
In "", the scenes featuring the scenery of Yavin 4 were filmed in
Tikal, Guatemala. [Claire Boobbyer and Peter Pollard, "Guatemala Handbook" (Footprint Travel Guides, 2002), [http://books.google.com/books?id=V9H7HrAt6QAC&pg=PA323&dq=Yavin+4+Tikal,+Guatemala&ei=oH2YSMH-DYryiwHR3fjGBw&sig=ACfU3U0YEtiZzeNsu_vwCOSiFJE6xpO9Ww 323] .]
In the cinematic series
The Rebels established their base in the ancient Massassi ruins found in its lush jungles following the destruction of their previous base on the planet
Dantooine. The Galactic Empire sought to use its new space station superweapon, the Death Star, to destroy the small jungle moon and crush the Rebellion. A force of twenty-three X-Wingand seven Y-Wingstarfighters (some sources state that there were twenty-two X-Wing and eight Y-Wing fighters and possibly two Z-95 Headhunters, though the latter is very unlikely) were sent to destroy the Death Star, however all but three were killed in the attack, the only survivors being Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, and an un-named Y-Wing pilot (this pilot is sometimes thought to be Keyan Farlander). With seconds remaining and the timely assistance of his friend Han Solo, Luke Skywalkerwas able to fire a proton torpedointo a small thermal exhaust port along the Death Star's equatorial trench, thus destroying the station and saving Yavin 4. A great ceremony was held following the Death Star's destruction, where Princess Leiabestowed medals of honor to Luke Skywalkerand Han Solo.
This battle became known as the Battle of Yavin, and its date is used as a place-marker for events in the expanded
Star Warsuniverse. Events before the Battle of Yavin are marked by BBY, and events that occur after are marked by ABY.
The Yavin IV moon was also the site of giant Massassi Temples built ages ago by the Massassi to worship Naga Sadow, a Sith Lord who had enslaved and mutated the Massassi using Sith Alchemy. The Temple later housed the Rebel Alliance base who used it for shelter and camouflage during their stay there. The Alliance built tall observation towers to monitor entries and exits from their hidden base. The main temple was destroyed during the
Yuuzhan Vongoccupation of Yavin IV.
In the Expanded Universe
Tales of the Jedi", it is stated that Yavin 4 was where Naga Sadow hid from the Republic in 5,000 BBY and was discovered several hundred years later by the fallen Jedi Freedon Nadd. According to the comic series, the Massassi warriors who built the ruins used by the Rebels were brought to the planet by the Sith Order in its early years.
Jedi Academy Trilogy, Kevin Andersonsuggested that Exar Kunhad the temples built. Enveloped in the dark side, Kun elevated himself to the stature of a god. He enslaved the Massassiand forced them to construct an intricate complex of massive temples that were used in arcane Sithceremonies and rites as focuses for the dark side.
In the young reader
novel, " The Lost City of the Jedi", it is discoved, as the title suggests, that the ancient Jedibuilt a lost cityon Yavin 4. This city has not been seen in any other "Star Wars" work, due to the book's unpopularity.
In the animated micro-series "",
Anakin Skywalkerhas a fierce battle with Asajj Ventress, a follower of Count Dooku. Finally Anakin defeats Asajj, sending her falling down a dark abyss. Luke Skywalkerlater returns to the moon to found a Jedi academythere, rather than on Coruscant. The academy was destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vongin 26 ABY.
Astronomers have been discovering "extrasolar" planets (planets that orbit stars other than the Sun) the last few years. Some of these extrasolar planets are large and resemble Yavin, although astronomers cannot yet tell if any Earth type planetary moons exist around such extrasolar planets. [One book, for example, discusses how the "False reports of the discovery of planets outside our solar system, called extra-solar planets, have arisen since..." See Jeanne Cavelos, "The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots As Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books" (Published by Macmillan, 1999), 5-8.]
Yavin 8, a moon consisting mostly of tundra and some species.
Yavin 13, a hot desert moon populated by Gerbs and
Sliths.- In the game Knights of the Old Republic, you can visit a space station orbiting Yavin.
Yinchorr is an ancient and remote world strewn with ruins from the species that used to live there, before they were slain. After their demise, the Empire used the now-harsh and desolate planet as a training center for the Imperial Guards.Mike Richardson "et al.", "
Crimson Empire" (1998). ISBN 1-56971-355-3]
Ylesia is located in Hutt space in the
Outer Rim. It plays minor roles in the Expanded Universe, particularly Ylesia e-book.
The planet is covered with shallow seas, resulting in many swampy areas, broken by three
continents and numerous island chains. The northernmost continent is situated near the north pole of the planet, while the other two are located along the equator. The planet, rotating quickly in a ten hour day, has very strong wind currents in all layers of its atmosphere.
The planet was advertised as a religious colony and drew thousands of pilgrims. Once there, the pilgrims were indoctrinated into the
cults by the t'landa Til, a species related to Hutts. T'landa Til males are able to produce empathic vibrations which have the effect of basically forcing any particular emotion on an unwitting recipient. The t'landa Til used the daily Exultationceremony to addict the pilgrims to their "feel-good vibes." Once addicted to the Exultation, the pilgrims were used as slaves in the spice processing plants. The operation was run by Besadii, a clan of Hutts led by Aruk the Hutt. Han Solo, operating under the alias Vykk Draygo, got his first piloting job running spice for the Ylesia operation. Solo was given a bodyguard, a Togoriannamed Muuurgh, who was working as a guard for the Hutts in order to earn money to continue his search for his mate. Muuurgh was supposed to spy on Solo and make sure he stayed in line. On Ylesia, Solo met and began to fall in love with a slave girl, a fellow Corellian named Bria Tharen. He was able to convince Muuurgh to effect a rescue of both Bria and Mrrov, Muuurgh's mate, who was also a slave in the spice factories. Solo, Bria, Muuurgh, and Mrrov laid waste to the High Priest's palace and robbed his treasure room before making their escape. Later, Bria Tharen got involved in the fledgling Rebellionand convinced Solo, now a smuggler, to help her and her Rebel squadron raid Ylesia, free the slaves, and rob the planet of all the treasures and spice to help fund the Rebellion. Solo enlisted the aid of his fellow smugglers, including Lando Calrissian, with a promise that the smugglers would receive a portion of the loot from the raid. Immediately prior to the raid, Bria received orders from her superiors to seize all of the treasure, for the Rebellion was desperate for funds. Once the planet was seized, the Rebels turned on the smugglers and cut them out of the treasure. The smugglers blamed Solo, for he was the one who had brought them into the operation. It was this situation that led Calrissian to turn his back on his friend Han Solo, and it was this situation that was referenced by Chewbacca in The Empire Strikes Backwhen the Millennium Falconis heading for Cloud Cityand Solo says "I'm sure he's forgotten all about that."
The planet later became the
capitalof the Peace Brigade under the Yuuzhan Vonginvasion."The Paradise Snare", 1st paperback printing, 1997. A. C. Crispin, ISBN 0-553-57415-9] "Rebel Dawn", 1998. A.C. Crispin. ISBN 0-553-57417-5]
Yorn Skot is a
gas giantlocated near Dargulli. It is a natural source of non spinsealed tibanna gas. It is owned and governed by Clode Rhoden, who became wealthy because of the Yorn Sknot Mining Station. He was a target for assassination by the Green Forge eco-terrorists. Qui-Gon Jinnand Obi-Wan Kenobiwent on a mission there to save Aurient Express from sinking into the gas giant.;External Links
Yuuzhan'tar is the
Yuuzhan Vonghomeworld and the capital of their Empire. Old Yuuzhan'tar was destroyed during the Cremlevian War, resulting in the moon M-18, later known as Zonama Sekot, taking off on its own. The Vong began a conquest 45 years in the making to take over the galaxy, resulting 2 years later in the New Republic being driven out of power and Coruscantbeing vong-formed into New Yuuzhan'tar. After 3 years, the New Republic (now the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances) defeated the Yuuzhan Vong Empire and took back Coruscant. A peace treaty was signed on the planet by both factions that ended the war.
Zaloris is a desert world. The first AT-AT walker was invented there. It formally declared its independence during the Rebellion Era, but Lord Vader denied the request and proceeded to liberate the AT-AT facilities as well as crush the militia and Rebels there. It was governed by Minister Trans Decar, and features in the video game
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds.
"Zhar" is a planet located in the Cadavine Sector. It has two primary moons, "Gall" and "Kile". This planet is notable for after a fight with "
IG-88"'s ship, " Boba Fett" and his ship " Slave I" was crippled. The bounty hunter then landed on the Imperial moon "Gall" for repairs. Also a temporary base for Rogue Squadronwas set up on this planet's second moon, "Kile". It is mostly a lush green world but with a major oil and resource supply. Lightsaber crystals are found in the deep caverns below the surface of the planet.
Humans colonized this planet many thousands of years before Episode One: The Phantom Menace, although not much else is known about it. It is mentioned in the book Star Wars: a Pop- Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart.
Ziost is an ancient world made up entirely of an ancient dark forest. Not only was it the focal point of the Dark Side but it is also rumored to be the planet where Lord Sidious allegedly first appeared. It was the heart of the Old Sith empire, after the failures of Naga Sadow during
The Great Hyperspace War. Its destination has been forgotten in recent times, due to the secrecy of the newer Sith Lords. Many ancient and evil secrets remain in this place of great dark power.
The existence of Ziost is reaffirmed in the latest Star Wars novel, "Betrayal". Jacen Solo encounters a student of the Sith, Shira Brie, who entices him into studying the secrets of the Sith in greater detail in order to fully realise his destiny. She tells Jacen that she had been discovered as a Force-sensitive by Darth Vader and had studied the secrets of the Sith in the Sith citadel on Ziost. With lots of echoes of the history of Jacen's grandfather, Anakin Skywalker, Jacen is tempted to study the lore of the Sith to understand its greater secrets.
It is also the scene where Ben Skywalker is marooned for "testing" to see if he is a worthy Sith apprentice in the novel "Exile". His trials on planet include choosing whether or not to kill a young girl, fighting off ravinous neks, and finding a way to escape the dark powered planet. Ben finds a mysterious Sith craft.
Ziost was once also home to the corporation called Sith Warfare Construction Corporation (or SWC CORPS), which designed Sith starships, weapons, et cetera. The company's last leaders were President Arthur Darskull and Vice President Jon Vespo.
Zolan is the homeworld of the Clawdites. This half-land, half-water planet gets thunderstorms approximately eighty-five percent of the time. The Clawdites sell off rare minerals found on their planet. Zam Wessel is a Clawdite native who frequently joined
Jango Fettin his hunts, largely by accident.
Zonama Sekot is a sentient planet capable of traveling through hyperspace. It is a peaceful world known for its fast and organic starships. The living world was also a seed of the original homeworld of the extragalactic
Yuuzhan Vong, which was destroyed in a devastating civil war. Zonama Sekot plays an important role in the " New Jedi Order" novels, for it harbors the long-forgotten secrets of the Yuuzhan Vong.
The planet first appeared in the novel "Rogue Planet", which was set during the time of the Old Republic.
Obi-Wan Kenobiand his apprentice Anakin Skywalkertravelled to Zonama Sekot to purchase a starship and to find fellow JediVergere. The Jedi eventually learned that Zonama Sekot had been attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong after its inhabitants refused to give them one of their organic ships. The attack was stopped when Jedi Knight Vergere offered herself to the Yuuzhan Vong in order that the living world not be harmed. Zonama Sekot was later attacked by Tarkin, a Republic commander at the time. In response, the living world unveiled its massive hyperspace system and fled into the Unknown Regions.
Years later, after the Yuuzhan Vong captured the capital world
Coruscant, Luke Skywalker, Mara Jadeand Jacen Solo, along with several Jedi and droids, traveled into the Unknown Regions to find Zonama Sekot. In " The Final Prophecy", the Executor Nom Anor, disguised as Yu'shaa, the leader of the underground Jeedaiheretics, attempts to destroy the living world. Later, in " The Unifying Force", Zonama Sekot travels to Yuuzhan Vong-held Coruscant(renamed Yuuzhan'tar) and welcomes the Yuuzhan Vong "home" revealing itself to be a moon from their primordial home world that fled when the Yuuzhan Vong became warlike and were stripped of the Force by the original Yuuzhan'tar. Taking the remaining Yuuzhan Vong the planet then returned to Unknown Regions. A Jedi representative was stationed there during the Killikcrisis and the Vong have adjusted to peace somewhat.
Z'trop is a tropical world noted because in the book "
Mission from Mount Yoda", Han Solo, Princess Leiaand a few companions vacationed there. Z'trop also has 3 moons.
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